Performance by Andrea Božić and Julia Willms | TILT
We are excited that PoroCity by Andrea Božić and Julia Willms is back at the Burgerweeshuis especially for the opening of the GET LOST – art route as part of the Openingsweekend Public Art Amsterdam: Pay Attention Please! supported by the BPD! On 22, 23 & 24 June, the whole building once again becomes part of the performance.
‘As a spectator and a ‘walker’ you experience a strange mix of personal memories, your own social and historical references and associations, combined with the wonderful logic of dreams that have their own architecture.’ ★★★★ Theaterkrant
Reservation mandatory: firstname.lastname@example.org
The performance has limited capacity. The entrance is free but it is necessary to reserve your ticket beforehand by sending an email to email@example.com with date, time, and number of people. 22 June is fully booked.
23 June 2018, 18.30 and 21.00 hrs
24 June 2018, 18.30 and 21.00 hrs
The performance is in English.
PoroCity is a performance as a journey based on mapping dreams into special architectural locations. The familiar but elusive logic of dreams merges with everyday reality and, in their overlap, a third space emerges – a porous space we do not know yet. A space where anything is possible.
PoroCity weaves the dreams collected from various people into a larger dream narrative. Two performers alias ‘dreamers’ lead the audience through a labyrinth of spaces and map the dreams as though they take place in the here and now. PoroCity moves through a series of special architectural buildings as a living organism, in Amsterdam and further, such as Burgerweeshuis designed by Aldo van Eyck, Huize Frankendael, Frascati Theatre, ROC NOORD School and other iconic locations. Each location is a unique experience where the dreams, the location, the building, the audience and the space itself are woven into each other and become part of the performance. The whole series becomes a performance in itself: a unique journey through the city.
PoroCity premiered at the Burgerweeshuis (Orphanage) designed by Aldo van Eyck, in collaboration with the BPD and Frascati in Amsterdam 21-25 March 2018.
• 22, 23 & 24 June Burgerweeshuis in collaboration with GET LOST and BPD
• 20-22 July Over het IJ festival, Amsterdam
• September, Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam
• 15-17 February 2019 La Casa Encendida, Madrid
• 23 February 2019 Theater Ins Blau, Leiden
Info and updated performance dates: info & performance dates: http://www.andreabozic.com/porocity
Concept, script, choreography and space: Andrea Božić & Julia Willms Performers: Andrea Bozic & Julia Willms Light: Vinny Jones: Sound: Robert Pravda Technique and light: Paul Beumer Management & production TILT: Marieke van Bueren Publicity: Daisy Benz Production: TILT Residenty: BUDA Kunstencentrum. Many thanks to: Mala Kline and all the dreamers who have shared their dreams with us
The performance is made possible by the financial contribution of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Prins Bernhard Culture Fund, Stadsdeel East. This edition is financially supported by the BPD.
PoroCity is part of Spectra – space as an organism, a long term project around attention and space by choreographer Andrea Božić and visual artist Julia Willms. With Spectra, Božić and Willms develop performances and installations that incorporate the architectural space and the presence of the spectators as part of the work. There is no position outside. We are not in the space but we are space.